When Pigs Fly – SPAM® Bites

When Pigs Fly – SPAM® Bites

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Make sure your seatbacks and tray tables are in their full upright positions, because the cheesy flavors in these SPAM® Bites are ready to take off. Finely chopped pecans will be served at cruising altitude. Prepare for bites landing in your mouth with ranch and blue cheese dip.

Submitted by SPAM® fan

60 min 24 servings 12 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 12-ounce can SPAM® Hot and Spicy, grated
  • 1 package boil-in-bag Jasmine rice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoons dried chives
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • Ranch and Blue Cheese salad dressing, for dipping

Directions

  • 1.Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare rice as package directs. Drain rice and set aside.
  • 2.Place grated SPAM® Hot and Spicy and chives in a large nonstick skillet and cook until SPAM® Hot and Spicy is lightly browned; set aside to cool slightly.
  • 3.In mixing bowl, combine rice and SPAM® Hot and Spicy. Add shredded cheeses and 1 egg. Mix together until mixture is well combined. Make SPAM® mixture into small bite-sized balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • 4.In another bowl, beat egg whites until frothy.
  • 5.In another bowl, combine bread crumbs, pecans, parsley and Cajun seasoning until well blended.
  • 6.Dip each SPAM® ball into the egg whites and then coat in the bread crumb mixture. Return to parchment lined baking pan. Bake at 375°F for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 7.To serve, place a toothpick in the center of each meatball and serve with ranch and blue cheese salad dressing for dipping. Makes 24.

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